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to entitlements, but as we know, last summer, president obama was having to make changes to medicare in exchange to getting a grand bargain. if he is reelected, he will have to go back to the table, and i'm sure the same question will be on the table again. he says he is open to make some changes. >> let me explain the difference between what obama would do with the $716 billion, and what the romney -- what paul ryan would do. obama takes the money out of medicare and reduces the payments to doctors and hospitals, which obviously reduces services. 16 of all hospitals will have to shut down or refuse the elderly. he takes the money, the seven and 16 he saves, and places it into a new entitlement called obamacare, which will fund the uninsured. a good cause, but it is taking from to a and giving to be. what ryan does, he takes the original plan, takes the same amount, but he puts it back into the medicare trust fund so as a way to invest in the future. medicare, it is a way to say that we are going to cut a little bit now and we will have it in the out years. under the normal plan, with no changes
that the obama medicare says romney's medicare plan would cost $6 million. you can see the whole list here >> sean: you say none of this is true? >> what is amazing, first of all, know only did he do a lousy job in the debate, they threw upon the miserable experience for them, a whole mountain of lies on the american people. they woke up the next day and said, wow, not only did we did a bad job, we lied the whole way through, so we are going on call mitt romney a liar. here's the plan. let's call them a bunch of liars to try to inoculate that problem. this is their tactic-- >>> have you to understand -- >> we know that's the case. >> sean: that's all they had left after this horrific showing by the president. you know, remember, mitt romney's the guy who killed this worker's wife. mitt romney's the guy who never paid taxes. mitt romney wants dirty air and water. paul ryan upons to throw granny over the cliff. they don't care about kids with down's syndrome. the lies have been going on for a long time. >> it is not going to hold up, sean. here's why. we have three more debates. one next wee
billion dollars in medicare cuts that obama is putting on people who are right now relying on medicare. and he will show, he will try to show that his plan will actually save medicare while obama will destroy it. i think that's his greatest edge and that's where he's going to go. >> paul: he's got a delicate task because i think he has to defend, jason, i think he has to defend romney against what will be biden's task even as he turns around and tries to go after the president's agenda while showing his own competence on substance, on these issues, that's a more complicated taste and biden is basically going to be all in assaulting romney. >> and i think that biden is going to want to talk foreign policy and i think the polls have shown that the president's doing good on that, not as well as he was, that gap has narrowed with the events in the middle east, but still, we killed bin laden and bringing troops home. it will be interesting how team romney respond on foreign policy. >> i don't know if he tries to go too hard on foreign policy in big trouble because of what happened in bengha
. barack obama was defending his idea of obamacare and medicare and said for instance, that medicare works because the insurance companies have to make a profit on top of their administrative cost, medicare doesn't have to do that and it's lowered administrative costs and therefore a better deal. he said that romney's idea of premium support helping people buy insurance in the private marketplace, all economists agree the premium support will cause medicare to collapse. >> now that's an arguable point and i think that romney is going to engage him on those issues and try to continue to make the case for private sector health insurance. >> what i found interesting about this exchange is remember, obamacare was supposed to be romney's achilles heel throughout the primaries, his rivals said he wouldn't be able to challenge on that, and i think he proved a lot of people wrong. >> he pushed right through that and went on offense. >> and it's an example of his effort to reach across the aisle. >> bipartisanship, that's interesting. >> paul: let's look at an ad, a question how the democrats and o
or a bum rap to charge president obama with cutting $716 billion from medicare? eleanor clift. >> technically, he's right, the president did take $716 billion out of medicare, out of the payments to insurance companies who are creating these medicare advantage plans, and what he used that money for is he put it back into the program. it extends the life of medicare another eight years. it also closes the doughnut hole, partially closes the doughnut hole for seniors on prescription drugs, and seniors now get free preventive care. so seniors have actually benefited from this. the insurance companies took a cut, and when romney says he will take that money back, he wants to give it back to the insurance companies. that's not a good deal for seniors. but romney's gift is mixing facts and falsehoods, putting them together in a powerpoint presentation so that the president was left standing there for the most of the time looking pretty flumaxed. he didn't know how to come back against that rapid fire. >> the fact is the governor romney intends to repeal obamacare but i don't think h
is going on. all right before i break it. okay now let's go to the $716 billion lie. >> romney: medicare for current retirees he's cutting $716 billion from the program. >> cenk: huh, that's beard because that's turns out to be totally untrue. here's what polite cofact said about that. coat obama-care reduces future spending on medicare by reducing payments to insurance companies hotels and other providers. not to the people receiving medicare. this does not effect a single benefit to medicare recipients. mitt don't say the $716 billion lie again. it is a lie. the reality is you want to turn it into a voucher program because you never believed in medicare. your party has never believed in medicare. you talk about how democrats are going to hurt medicare? nonsense. i'm not done yet. you want to talk about how you love teachers? go ahead mitt. >> romney: i love great schools. massachusetts is ranked number one in 50 states. the key to great schools great teachers. i reject the idea that i don't believe in great teachers. >> cenk: except when you want to fire them. >> he said we need more f
obama has moved. so medicare, medicare, medicare. >> thanks to you both, anne kornblut and mark caputo. >>> the number twos getting on their ticket, getting ready for their matchup. what they're doing ahead of the vice presidential debate. and a lot has been said about the president's performance at this week's debate. we'll talk about the obama campaign national vice chair, janua jan chi cowski. drug and alcohol abuse is up. and those dealing with grief don't have access to the professional help they need. when you see these issues, do you want to walk away or step up? with a degree in the field of counseling or psychology from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others. let's get started at capella.edu ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a reason...to look twice. introducing a stunning work of technology -- the entirely new lexus es. and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection.
you in that debate. (laughter) and here's the thing, obama lost even though romney was lying his ass off the entire night. >> on medicare for current retirees, he's cutting $716 billion from the program. >> jon: not gutting $716 from the program. he is negotiating payments to providers and insurance companies, aka the exact same thing that is in paul ryan's budget plan. >> you put $9 o o-- $90 billion into green jobs, and these businesses, many of them are going out of business. i think about half of them of the ones that have been invested in, have gone to business. >> jon: well, almost half, out of nearly three dozen, three of them have been cut out so that is almost half except aka nowhere [bleep] near half. >> the president said we cut the deficit in half. unfortunately he doubled it. >> jon: 1.2 trillion when he took office t is 1.1 trillion now. mr. president are you just going throat him roll you. >> mr. president, two minutes. >> when i walked in the oval office i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me. and we know where it came from. yes, when to take some initi
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reduction in change. on the other side president obama, this was a dog that didn't bark in effect because usually democrats talk about medicare and social security in a way that indicates they would never do anything about it. president obama to his credit did not do that. so i took some encouraging spin during the debate. >> we're encouraged. >> something that congress can build on. that may give the people in the congress working together a little more ammunition. >> very good. all right. thank you, senator. good to see you as always, senator sam nunn. john king as always. good to see you. and christine romans. coming up next big promiraculous small returns. can political leaders create jobs for our voters around the world or are they being lied to. q and a next with richard quest. to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations t
to that was i'm the candidate. >> i'm the boss. we're going to put that money back into medicare. gwen: going into these debates we were all probably guilty of setting the expectations bar and it was pretty high for president obama. i think the polls before showed him like 51% thought he was going to win. win.thought romney was going t incumbents. was it an incumbent's curse at the first debate? >> i think there's some of that but in contrast to some of those previous cases where an incumbent had problems in the rstebe. ronald reagan in 1984 lost his train of thought if his first statement. gwen: on the pacific coast highway. >> right. and it gave rise to questions as if he was too old. this was a case that i thought from start to finish governor romney was the dominant character in the debate. he was much more forceful so in that sense its it was a much more decisive ca of seby someb losing. >> there wasn't that single moment that memorable you're no jack kennedy kind of putdown. it was very strong substantive. in fact, the president said this was afic he might not have thought that later wh
wrote. one of those vulnerabilities is obama's inability so far to enlighten voters about the second-term joend. to the extent the president outlined goals during the debate, they were largely defensive. >> i think he was criticizing the ryan-esque vision on medicare and taxes. it's hard to say what else he displayed passion about. i have felt all year this is the biggest hole in their campaign. i don't think he has given americans a clear sense of what he would do to make the next four years better than the last four years. there was almost no second-term agenda. things that have been -- what is it that obama himself wants to do? certainly in this next debate he's going to be more aggressive. can he be more persuasive about his own plans? >> and mitt romney ought to be more aggressive in pushing the president to talk about his agenda. because of course the president is tying him to the ryan budget, for better or worse, what is he going to do about medicare, what's he going to do about tax reform. it is true that romney hasn't put a lot of meat on the bones when it comes to what he w
romney is trying to sell them on medicare. >> scott, quickly, one more question. how do you think president obama can court the moderate vote in florida? >> well, the president has been courting the moderate vote in florida for four years, frankly. he has been talking to folks about growing the middle class, about tax cuts for middle class, about really expanding small businesses. that's what folks here in florida want to talk about. how do we get our real estate business going again, how do we get construction back, how do we bring back manufacturing. the president has been talking about those core middle class values that folks in florida here really want to hear about. and i think he has done that. and i think we're actually seeing it right now. >> all right, scott arseno and lenny curry, thank you very much, especially given the fact that your teams are playing today. i can't thank you enough for coming out. i know what it's like when your ball game is playing. so thank you. >> pleasure. >> thank you. >>> coming up, ben affleck confesses it's complicated. we'll tell you about
. >> the president tonight was disappointing when he allowed mitt romney to that buck $716 billion in medicare. the president did not come out and explain it. >> it appeared that an energetic mitt romney appeared before a national audience. >> i think you are going to see team obama to buckle down more. he came out and he wasn't crisp. mitt romney looked like a credible punch. >> i think .... >> if you look at the twitter verse the republicans are very happy at this moment including the top team around mitt romney. >> where was obama tonight? >> there you go. mainstream and liberal media are shocked, shocked. the president didn't win. >> right. chris matthews went on to say, if only the president had been watching my show. [ laughter ] >> look. this was one of those epic political masters. jay leno said it best, only the replacement refs think president obama had a good night. >> jon: the comment that challengers always get a boost. nobody seemed to want to say mitt romney won because mitt romney won. >> it was amazing even msnbc had to carry on as if someone in the family had died. it was as
into a referendum on the social safety net. do we want to reserve programs like medicare, medicaid and social security or do we want to destroy them? if obama gets re-elected and then turns around and first thing he does in the lame duck is cut those programs, weaken those programs there will be a lot of obama supporters who i believe are rightfully angry. >> at this moment, what we can say, obama supporters are thrilled with this president. the campaign announced that in september, it raised a record $181 million. and they seem to be thrilled in part because if this is a referendum on the social safety net, at the moment, the obama administration is saying we are the folks who are going to save it. up next, we'll talk more about this issue. specifically about how one simple dream could jump start the economy. so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped a lot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of large metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) roadrunner: meep meep. meep meep? (sfx: loud thud
voters in the united states. but, let's look at medicare. you have mitt romney who says, i want to give you vouchers, which i personally don't agree with. but what would you rather have? vouchers or $761 billion cut to pay for obama care? i mean, the -- i would much rather -- >> not a cut in benefits, let's be clear. >> it's really important, though, to understand how would vouchers not empower you to have more control of your health care? i don't think medicare is going to be the deciding factor. i think it's going to be much, much more than that. >> after the debate, our analyst, cnn analyst david gergen had this to say. we have a horse race and we certainly do, no question about it in the state of florida. take a look at this polling with me. latest polling from the "wall street journal" shows a virtual dead heat. you see it there, obama 47% and romney 46%. you know the state better than most. what do you think romney has to do to tip it in his favor in. >> well, here's what he better not do. ten days ago he was behind. he came from behind and he is in a dead heat, as you know right
wanted to say that i am employed and i work in the medicaid, medicare business for the county of denver. the job rate is correct. there is no reason to question it now. it makes obama look good. that's all i wanted to say. host: tell us about the type of work you do. caller: i process long-term medicare and medicaid applications for people 60 and older. i approve and deny applications. host: do you feel secure about what you do and where you work? caller: yes. we have to take furlough days. we have five days we take per year so we cannot lay off people so that is good. host: that is whenever you want to use them to save the company money? caller: yes. host: how do others react to that? caller: everybody is supportive. we do what we can to keep everybody working. host: that is loretta. what is it like in your state and city? caller: the traffic was really bad this week. we were happy to have the debate at the university of denver. host: that is loretta from denver, colorado. the unemployment figure is at 7.8% but we want to hear about your job status and talk to us about how your employm
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